Food Safety Trader Joe's

Published on July 29th, 2014 | by Jennifer Kaplan

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Costco, Trader Joe’s Fruit Recall

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A massive fruit recall from one California producer includes fresh peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots that it shipped to retailers including Costco and Trader Joe’s in June and July.

Last week Trader Joe’s issued a recall saying that they had been alerted by their supplier, Wawona Packing Co., of tree-ripened stone fruit that there is a possibility that fruit sold in their stores within a certain time period may have be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Wawona Packing Co. President Brent Smittcamp said in a statement that he is not aware of any illnesses caused by the fruit, and the voluntary recall was announced after consulting with the US Food and Drug Administration.

The products include:

Sold individually (by the each) – June 2nd thru July 18th:

  • Organic White Nectarine
  • Organic Yellow Nectarine
  • White Nectarine
  • Yellow Nectarine
  • Organic Yellow Peach
  • White Peach
  • Yellow Peach
  • Organic Plumcot (aka Pluot): Dapple variety, Mellow Yellow variety, Sugar Jewel variety)
  • Plum

Sold in 4 pound boxes – June 2nd thru July 19th (Julian Date Codes of 153 thru 193):

  • Trader Joe’s Peaches 4LB Box
  • Trader Joe’s Nectarines 4LB Box

All of the potentially affected product was removed from sale and destroyed. Customers who purchased any of these items are urged to not eat them, and to dispose of them or return them to the retailer from which they were purchased for a full refund.

Costco issued a similar recall.

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About the Author

Jennifer Kaplan writes regularly about sustainable food and wine, the intersection of food and marketing and food politics for EatDrinkBetter.com and is the author of Greening Your Small Business (November 2009, Penguin Group (USA)). She was been named one of The 16 Women You Must Follow on Twitter for Green Business. She has four kids, a dog, a hamster and an MBA - find her on .



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